The central probe agency had, on December 1 previous year, conducted similar searches on the premises of a relative of Karti and others in this case.
ED official charged that Karti had "also closed certain bank accounts and attempted to close other bank accounts in order to frustrate the process of attachment" under the PMLA.
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Speaking to media on ED raids, the senior Congress leader said that "There is no FIR concerning a scheduled crime by CBI or any agency". Nothing was recovered from Karti's house during the raid.
A six-member team from the ED conducted search operations at Chidambaram's house on Haddows Road, Nungambakkam.
The ED had registered a money laundering case against the former Finance Minister's son in May 2017.
Those searched include a chartered accountant linked to Karti, his personal assistant and Karti's residence at Thousand Lights area in Chennai, they said.More news: Google Duo allows you to call people who don't have the app
According to sources, the ED officials reached Karti's premises at 7:30 am. There were about five officials at their residence.
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